Stylish Sofas and How to Select the Right Colours for Your Home

We offer an extensive range of modern stylish sofas to fit your contemporary home and understand that with numerous colour options available, you may want some assistance in selecting the best colour for your particular setting. With this in mind, and of course, to ensure that our stylish sofas will look good in your home, we would like to share a few ideas on how to select the furniture colours and related decor colours to ensure stunning end results.

General Colour Guideline

The general rule of thumb is to ensure that around 55-65% of the room should have a dominant colour with a third of colour usage in the room focussing on a secondary choice and the remainder 10% just providing accent. You will want to select three colours that work together. The dominant colour must thus be a colour that is acceptable on a large scale. If it is too overwhelming you will get tired of it after a week or so. The secondary colour should also be a colour that you can handle even if a large part of the room reflects it. If the dominant and secondary colours cause strain on the eyes, you might become stressed, tired or simply bored.


For the accent you can go with something that is bold such as bright orange or red. If the brighter or bolder colours are used in such a manner, you will be able to bring some excitement into an otherwise dull environment.

Colour Wheel

If you are not familiar with the colour wheel, it may be time to do a bit of homework. Fortunately, the internet makes research easy and you can simply type in “colour wheel” to find an array of information. Alternatively, you can ask our consultants about colours that will go well with stylish sofas. What it boils down to is that you will want to work with colours that are located on the opposite spectrum of the wheel as this will ensure that they can work well together. In addition to the colour wheel you can also use colour swatches, which can normally be found at the paint or hardware stores, to put colours together. This should give you an idea of how the colours complement each other.

Sofa as Focus Point

If the couch or sofa is the largest furniture item in the room, it should be your primary object to work with and then build the dominant colour scheme around it. The furniture piece should therefore provide the secondary colour with the walls being the dominant colour.

Dark to Light

The floor should be darker than the walls and the ceilings should be the lightest. With a lighter ceiling, you create height and space. If you turned the scenario around, the ceiling would look lower than what it really is. Take a page out of nature’s book for this. You have the dark soil, the trees which are lighter and then the lighter sky for the feeling of space.

If you want to create a feeling of spaciousness select lighter colours on the walls and where you want to create warmth or make an exceptionally large room look and feel cosier  go with darker colours on the wall.

The above are just a few pointers to help you get started on the room decor, but let’s get back to the most important items first – the stylish sofas and lounge suites that will form your centrepieces. View our full range of products and place your order or visit our showroom in Pretoria East for personal assistance.

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